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Offline Sandtrap

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Re: Mk7 wheels have to much offset ?
« Reply #10 on: 11 January 2017, 17:18 »
Couple of pics of mine 20mm fronts 15mm rears  :whistle: hope this helps

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Cheers .. looks much better .. are your spacers A&R ?
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Re: Mk7 wheels have to much offset ?
« Reply #11 on: 11 January 2017, 18:15 »
Sorry Sandtrap forgot the company name I know they are down Nuneaton / Tamworth way the guy's called Dave on 01827 288387 very nice bloke I got mine in adonised black to match the santis with black wheel bolts  :whistle:
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Re: Mk7 wheels have to much offset ?
« Reply #12 on: 12 January 2017, 12:02 »
Sorry Sandtrap forgot the company name I know they are down Nuneaton / Tamworth way the guy's called Dave on 01827 288387 very nice bloke I got mine in adonised black to match the santis with black wheel bolts  :whistle:
Ill contact him . cheers
iv noticed my rears have a definitive camber !  looks a little odd for a STD car
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Re: Mk7 wheels have to much offset ?
« Reply #13 on: 13 January 2017, 15:10 »
I wimped out and went for 12's front and 16's rear on standard 7.5 inch wide wheels.
No photos unfortunately but others here have put some up running the same spacers.

I used Sparco spacers as they were a good blend of quality versus price and the fact you can actually attach the spacer to the hub/disc via a screw to make taking the wheels off and putting them back on again really easy.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SPARCO-WHEEL-SPACERS-KIT-2-x-12mm-2-x-16mm-WITH-BOLTS-VW-GOLF-VII-7-5G1-BA5-/331242142763?hash=item4d1f91fc2b:g:gmYAAOxyPKNTlxZi

They don't come with locking bolts if that's a particular issue to you though.
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Re: Mk7 wheels have to much offset ?
« Reply #14 on: 20 January 2017, 08:11 »
Not sure weather to buy the spacers and keep the Santiagos or buy new wheels ?   spacers off course will be much cheaper
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Re: Mk7 wheels have to much offset ?
« Reply #15 on: 20 January 2017, 09:08 »
I went for new wheels - BBS SR in 8.5x19 ET46.

Fill the arches spot on.

I'm running 235/35R19 but I think (you'd need to check) 225/35R19 should also be fine on them (although you might get a little bit of a stretched look).

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Re: Mk7 wheels have to much offset ?
« Reply #16 on: 20 January 2017, 10:17 »
I went for new wheels - BBS SR in 8.5x19 ET46.

Fill the arches spot on.

I'm running 235/35R19 but I think (you'd need to check) 225/35R19 should also be fine on them (although you might get a little bit of a stretched look).



Gnasher - each time you post that image it changes my mind on white GTIs as generally I don't like them, but that looks spot on.
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Re: Mk7 wheels have to much offset ?
« Reply #17 on: 20 January 2017, 10:20 »
I went for new wheels - BBS SR in 8.5x19 ET46.

Fill the arches spot on.

I'm running 235/35R19 but I think (you'd need to check) 225/35R19 should also be fine on them (although you might get a little bit of a stretched look).


Tyre stretch is good !   A little anyway!  :evil:
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Re: Mk7 wheels have to much offset ?
« Reply #18 on: 20 January 2017, 14:06 »
I went for new wheels - BBS SR in 8.5x19 ET46.

Fill the arches spot on.

I'm running 235/35R19 but I think (you'd need to check) 225/35R19 should also be fine on them (although you might get a little bit of a stretched look).



Gnasher - each time you post that image it changes my mind on white GTIs as generally I don't like them, but that looks spot on.

3 door white cars 'nearly' always look spot on  :whistle:
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Re: Mk7 wheels have to much offset ?
« Reply #19 on: 20 January 2017, 16:06 »
I went for new wheels - BBS SR in 8.5x19 ET46.

Fill the arches spot on.

I'm running 235/35R19 but I think (you'd need to check) 225/35R19 should also be fine on them (although you might get a little bit of a stretched look).


I did much the same but also had spacers when running the originals.

Firstly the BBS's were tried from my old MK6.
Then those were changed for something slightly more OEM looking.
Then I realised I needed a bit of drive to the rear wheels to tame the rather non OEM power.
Which meant I'd need new shoes to go with the new frock...




Gnasher - each time you post that image it changes my mind on white GTIs as generally I don't like them, but that looks spot on.
Admit it Watts, there is really only one choice of shade for ANY mk7...  :lipsrsealed:
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